How to style one gingham dress for three occasions on a budget


The Dress

Cotton On is the middle ground between H&M and Mr. Price. They have good quality, on-trend pieces, so of course I had to go there to find the basis for this outfit.

I chose this black and white, picnic blanket-esque, off-the-shoulder dress for R400, which ties in the middle to accentuate your figure. Just R400, guys!

Now, how to style it three different ways:

9am: Coffee with the girls at Molten Toffee

I say “coffee with the girls”, but it’s more like “green tea with my best friend Pollen”.

For an early breakfast with a friend, I’d wear these grey sneakers from Mr. Price for R79.99 and this grey beret from Cotton On for R249. Yaaaas!

And the beret can cover up my bed-head. A win-win!

11am: Fashion blogger brunch

This outfit screams “I run a fashion blog and was invited to sit frow at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week”. (Unfortunately, only one of those things are true, but with this outfit, no one has to know.)

I chose these yellow sling-back flats from H&M for R249, because look at them.

Yellow is the new kid on the block, which is why I also chose these sunnies from YDE for R220.

Read: The colour everyone's going to be wearing this spring and summer

Girl about town

If you know me, I’m notorious for inviting you out for “just one drink” which starts with a glass of red wine at Yours Truly, and ends in tequila shots at The Waiting Room. Fortunately, this outfit caters to both a drink at the bar and shots on the dancefloor.

Mules look like high heels but still feel like flats, and these ones from Cotton On for R449 come with a leopard platform to make a statement.

All in all, you’ve got an outfit for every occasion, and you can mix and match as you please to keep things fresh and fabulous.

All items in store now.

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